Program Officer(s), Fulbright Teacher Exchanges Program, Education Practice

Domestic Washington, District Of Columbia


IREX is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information.

IREX seeks a Program Officer to support programming for the Fulbright Teacher Exchanges, managing entire program cycles and supervising staff.

The Program Officer will support the management of assigned program(s); the development of project work products, to include but not limited to, program timelines, budgets, reports, and other products/documents as identified; is responsible for compliance requirements relevant to assigned work products. In some cases, the Program Officer may be responsible for an entire program, as assigned by Practice leadership.

• Develops and manages work plans and timelines for overlapping award cycles and multiple project activities;
• Provides oversight of the implementation of subawards with multiple host institutions, where applicable;
• Coordinates contracts with vendors and consultants for program services, working with manager to ensure compliance in all processes;
• Provides monitoring and evaluation efforts and tracks participant numbers and program indicators and impact;
• Works with program participants and alumni, tracks success stories and program impact data;
• Compiles and tracks a wide range of participant information and program data, maintaining accuracy and completeness;
• Develops program and workshop materials;
• Represents the interests of IREX's Education Practice both within and outside of the organization;
• Develops reports to funder, survey development and implementation, data collection and processing;
• Serves as primary point of contact for U.S. Embassies and Fulbright Commissions overseas, where applicable;
• Serves as primary point of contact for U.S. host universities, where applicable;
• Organizes program events and conducts trainings and site visits;
• Supports program publicity and outreach
• Draft sections of program proposals and renewals, including quantitative and qualitative data and impact stories where relevant;
• Coordinate and contribute to quarterly and annual funder reports
• Provides support for financial management of awards, program and event budgets, including budget projections, reconciliation, and monitoring;
• Supports fiscal and performance activities to be in compliance with IREX policies and procedures and funder regulations;
• Reviews payment requests and reconciles financial statements with accuracy;
• Supervises and manages junior program staff on program tasks and assignments;
• Takes leadership role in select aspects of program implementation, as assigned by senior managers; and
• Fosters a positive team culture and working environment.


Required -
• Bachelor’s degree in international development, international education, or related field;
• Minimum of three years of experience working in a non-profit or development and/or education-focused organization and/or managing international education programs demonstrating relevant progressive experience, with a focus on exchange programming and/or professional training/development programs; and
• International work or study experience required.

Desired -
• Master’s Degree preferred;
• Experience with procurement procedures and sub-award management, as well as creating, managing and monitoring budgets;
• Familiarity with Department of State programs highly preferred;
• Supervisory experience or experience managing/directing staff preferred;
• Experience working with data and spreadsheets;
• Experience working with Salesforce preferred;
• Experiences with creating and managing online learning environments preferred; and
• Availability to travel domestically and internationally, as well as support scheduled program activities in the evenings and on weekends.

• Demonstrated understanding of trends in domestic and international education, and capacity to contribute to the delivery of programming that is responsive and relevant to the current global educational landscape;
• Demonstrated ability to plan strategically and creatively to meet specified objectives with strong ability to anticipate challenges and generate solutions;
• Proven organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, including the ability to prioritize;
• Able to work independently and as a team member with consistent ability to take initiative, meet deadlines, and be flexible; and
• Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.

Incumbent must be a U.S. citizenship or demonstrate proof of valid U.S. work permit.

Please upload a file that includes a resume and a cover letter that includes your salary range requirements.

IREX conducts anti- terrorism database clearances on candidates who accept employment offers. IREX is also an E-Verify Employer.

IREX is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and inclusive hiring practice. IREX is an equal opportunity employer.